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17-Million Viewers for ‘The Walking Dead’ Season Premiere

Total Audience Tally Just Short of the 17.3 Million for the Fourth Season Premiere in 2014

AMC is reporting 17-million viewers for the seventh season premiere of “The Walking Dead” on Sunday, Oct. 23, which was just under the record 17.3 million viewers for its season five premiere on Oct. 12, 2014. Comparably, the season-opener of “The Walking Dead” was the most-watched show of the evening, beating competing “Sunday Night Football” on NBC. AMC believes this episode, “The Day Will Come when You Won’t Be,” will become the highest rated episode ever when the additional digital and delayed viewing is factored in.

“Talking Dead,” “The Walking Dead” after show, rose to its most-watched episode to date with 7.6 million viewers at 10 p.m. ET.